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By Xinhua | Srinagar Life across Muslim majority areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir remained affected for the second straight day on Tuesday due to protests and shutdown over the death of a Kashmiri student in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Mudasir Ahmed Malla, pursuing PhD at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, was found hanging from the ceiling in his hostel room Saturday evening. Clashes broke out between agitating youth and contingents of police and India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a few localities of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir. Police

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By CPJ | New York An undated photo of Olivier Voisin. (AFP) A French freelance photographer died in a Turkish hospital on Sunday from shrapnel wounds he received while covering the unrest in Syria’s Idlib province three days earlier, according to news reports. Olivier Voisin, 38, had contributed work to several local and international publications, including Le Monde, The Guardian, and Agence France-Presse. His website chronicles his work from some of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, including Libya, Haiti, Somalia, Brazil, and Kenya. Voisin had recently crossed into Idlib province and embedded with an armed opposition group. He

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Singapore: The Delhi gangrape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests died in hospital on Saturday of injuries suffered in the attack, a Singapore hospital treating her said. “We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4:45 am on Dec 29, 2012 (10:15 pm IST Friday). Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side,” Mount Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Loh said in a statement. The 23-year-old, who was severely beaten, raped and thrown out of a moving bus in New Delhi, was flown to Singapore

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By Democracy Now We speak with Nada Bakri, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid, about her husband’s passion for covering the Middle East and his posthumous memoir. “House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East” chronicles Shadid’s rebuilding of his family’s ancestral home in Lebanon. “He felt like [the Arab Spring] is a dream come true for every journalist covering the Middle East,” Bakri says. “After covering it for so many years—oppression and dictatorships and wars and conflicts and violence—finally something is changing, and something positive and optimistic.” Bakri is a Lebanese-born journalist